Tonight, Lint was hosted for the second part of Eurosong 2016. As you know the last week, the five candidates had performed the Eurovision classics that chosen by them, and experts Stijn Kolacny and Alexander Rybak gave feedback for finalists after their performance. And this week each candidates performed their hopeful songs to public.
The experts Beverly Jo Scott and Tom Helsen gave any advices to candidates about their performances, but not vote them. The night was very significant for Tom, Adil, Laura, Astrid and Amaryllis. Because they first time presented the songs to viewers.
During the night audiences voted for their favorites, and the poll was won by Laura Tesoro and her entry What’s the pressure. But the winner will be chosen next week finally via a combined televote-international jury vote. The international jury will be made up of a total of 10 members . The winner artists will represent Belgium in 61st Eurovision Song Contest, in Sweden. The experts Hadise and Christer Björkman will give last advices for candidates during the third show.
All performances of night:
If you wanna remember the firs week performances, click here.
Official Eurovision website gave some ideas about the candidate songs:
- Amaryllis – Kick The Habit
An atmospheric and richly arranged pop song with a story and an addictive chorus. Kick The Habit was written by Amaryllis herself. For the production she worked with multi-instrumentalist Reinhard Vanbergen, founder of Das Pop who did production work for bands like The Happy and School is Cool.
- Tom – I’m Not Lost
Tom pulls out all the stops in this contemporary power-pop number. He’s written the song together with Yves Gaillard, who wrote in the past for Kate Ryan and Hadise. Currently Gaillard has a big hit with I Can’t Say No by Leah Rue. Luuk Cox, the producer is the man behind dance project Shameboy and collaborated with Stromae. He also knows what it’s like to make a Eurovision hit, as the producer of Rhythm Inside by Loïc Nottet.
- Astrid – Everybody aches
Astrid’s fragile voice comes fully into its own in this contemporary combination of a soul-ballad and electronics. One of the writers, Niko Westelinck, wrote hits for Bandits who participated in Eurosong 2014. For the production Astrid sought assistance in Farhot, a German DJ / producer who also makes electronic music. He has already worked with Selah Sue and remixed many hits.
- Laura – What’s The Pressure
Laura is at her best with an energetic funk-pop song. The lyrics of the song are written by Belgian pop-star Selah Sue. She wrote the song along with her ex-drummer Louis Favre. Peter Gordeno’s the producer. Gordeno is a British songwriter, producer, and since 1998 the permanent keyboardist of Depeche Mode.
- Adil – In Our Nature
Adil brings a beautiful pop song with a message. Adil worked with Bas Kennis, a member of the Dutch band BLØF, who also produced In Our Nature. Will Knox also participated, he is a British singer-songwriter who co-wrote the hit album Layers by Dothan. And finally there’s Joes Brands a sound engineer, producer and musician who worked in the past with Admiral Freebee and Adil’s band Adil & AKA.
Impressions from first week…